1 Chronicles

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1 Chronicles
Chapter 20

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1 And it came to passe, that after the yeere was expired, at the time that kings goe out to battell, Ioab led forth the power of the armie, and wasted the countrey of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah (but Dauid taried at Ierusalem,) and Ioab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

2 And Dauid tooke the crowne of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it, and it was set vpon Dauids head; and hee brought also exceeding much spoile out of the city.

3 And hee brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with sawes, and with harrowes of yron, and with axes: euen so dealt Dauid with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And Dauid and all the people returned to Ierusalem.

4 And it came to passe after this, that there arose warre at Gezer with the Philistines, at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite, slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.

5 And there was warre againe with the Philistines, and Elhanan the sonne of Iair, slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spearestaffe was like a weauers beame.

6 And yet againe there was warre at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were foure and twentie, sixe on each hand, and sixe on each foot. And he also was the sonne of the giant.

7 But when he defied Israel, Ionathan the sonne of Shimea Dauids brother, slew him.

8 These were borne vnto the Giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of Dauid, and by the hand of his seruants.

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Commentary for 1 Chronicles 20

David's wars.

- Though the Lord will severely correct the sins of his believing people, he will not leave them in the hands of their enemies. His assistance will overcome all advantages of number and strength of those that defy his Israel. All that trust in Christ, shall be made more than conquerors through him that loveth them.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for 1 Chronicles 20

  • Mary
    We see that David was a fighter a mighty warrior,and no matter the fight or the Giants he faced,He managed to always when and prosper and gain spoil and other things of value as long as he consulted in God first!The same can happen with us today.If we Consult with God in every battle we face no matter the cercumstances or The Giants we face,We can win the battle,prosper and gain as well!!Amen
  • Eric
    When David was preparing to battle Goliath he chose five smooth stones. He never thought that he would need more than one to kill Goliath! He chose four others for the four other giants he saw in the Philistine army, Goliath's brother and sons.
  • Irene123
    To Friday Ogiri - If you will sincerely pray and ask in Jesus - He will lead you to those 'Elhanans
  • Ar
    We must remember that this is the old testament and under the Law. Today we are in the new testament with the grace of God and the Holy Spirit guides us. Jesus is the head and we are members of His body
  • Friday Ogiri for verse 1
    Goliath was not only giant who wanted to defy the children of God; there are others giants who are willing to destroy the children of God today.Where are Elhanans and Johnathans of our generation?

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